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MANNERIST GARDEN: Dreams, Spirits and Sacred Wood

The Garden of Bomarzo…. The artists that the garden has inspired include Niki de Saint Phalle¬† and the Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali, who incorporated some of its images into his paintings and who was once photographed holding a candle and … Continue reading

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GARDEN OF EARTHLY FRIGHTS: Mannerist Playground

Despite a lack of evidence, one local tale was that Vicino Orsini was a hunchback who created a garden of monsters in order to persuade his wife, Julia Farnese, that deformity held its own mysterious principles of delight. …Over four … Continue reading

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